April 16, 2020 | 11: 27 am
Drinking booze may put individuals at increased threat for coming down with the coronavirus, the World Health Organization cautioned.
The consumption of alcohol has actually shown to weaken the body’s immune system and can make drinkers most likely to engage in other risky behaviors that could heighten their chances of catching the virus, according to a new report launched Tuesday.
” Alcohol compromises the body’s body immune system and increases the threat of adverse health outcomes,” the WHO’s local office for Europe stated. “For that reason, people ought to minimize their alcohol consumption at any time, and especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The group required measures to limit the quantity of alcohol that can be consumed throughout lockdowns.
” During the COVID-19 pandemic, we should actually ask ourselves what dangers we are taking in leaving people under lockdown in their homes with a substance that is harmful both in regards to their health and the impacts of their habits on others, consisting of violence,” stated Carina Ferreira-Borges, who helps run the office’s Alcohol and Illicit Drugs Program.
The WHO also debunked the misconception that drinking alcohol can eliminate the unsafe infection, which has spread to more than 2 million people worldwide.
” Fear and false information have actually created an unsafe myth that taking in high-strength alcohol can kill the COVID-19 infection,” the WHO said, including that high-strength substances, such as ethyl alcohol, “can lead to severe health repercussions, consisting of death.”